LoRa development board for long range IoT connectivity – in distribution

September 13, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Arrow Electronics has added to its own-brand range of board level products, extending support for developers of IoT products with the the SmartEverything LION board, providing a range of functions required in an IoT sensing node and enabling simple, low power connection to the Cloud via the LoRa protocol.

The board was developed by Arrow Electronics in association with Axel Elettronica (Varedo, northern Italy) and is designed to simplify and speed the development processes for companies producing nodes for the IoT.

The LION board is based on the Arduino form factor and incorporates a Microchip LoRa module. It employs STMicroelectronics sensors for proximity, humidity, temperature and acceleration and includes a Microchip Bluetooth Low Energy interface for short-range connectivity, together with an external shield featuring NXP NFC Ntag I²C interface for authentication. Another external shield by Analog Devices is available with Temperature, precision Axis and Gas sensor for IOT applications. An Atmel ARM Cortex-M0+ based CPU USB Host orchestrator chip manages all traffic between peripherals. Atmel-based crypto authentication enables implementation of a full security algorithm with message authentication code (MAC). A Telit GPS with embedded antenna supports localization. Dynaflex 868MHz antenna and Linear Technology power management devices are also incorporated.

Arrow Electronics: www.arrow.com